Lakeith Stanfield (Cassius Green) in a scene from "Sorry To Bother You."
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With its dystopian story of racial exploitation behind the veneer of modern America, "Sorry to Bother You," the film debut of rapper Boots Riley, is showing the vitality in African-American cinema.With echoes of science-fiction classic "Metropolis," the film focuses on exploitation at a telemarketing firm, whose workers are crammed into the basement as executives work on floors above them in vast rooms bathed in light.The 47-year-old freshman director said it was an uphill battle to be taken seriously in film.The film pays tribute to social movements like Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street, in which Riley was active.Stanfield said that African-American films demonstrate they can be "imaginative and crazy" – and also simply fun.
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